Weekend at Bernier’s

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Everything is indeed happening. Dave Nonis has made a statement that he’s going to be transforming this team into his own this off season. Early signs are concerning. A few notes after the jump:

– The Leafs might have to move quick to sign Jonathan Bernier. As an RFA he will soon be exposed to an offer sheet and we know the crazy ass Philadelphia Flyers are interested. Let’s hope this doesn’t mean we are forced to overpay Bernier in haste. You have to add this into the equation of the deal, alongside Ben Scrivens, Matt Frattin and the 2nd round draft pick – the Leafs are going to be paying more for goaltending next season under a lower cap. If you thought Frattin, Scrivens and 2nds were a waste of assets we could’ve used to address other actual problem areas, you have to factor in the cap space the Leafs just lost on the goaltending position.

– In addition to whatever Bernier signs for, add another 500k to the cap price of goaltending next season: The Leafs reportedly took on 500k in cash in this deal, which applies to the cap. It seems the Leafs took on some of both Scrivens and Frattin’s salaries.

– Definitely a factor in the acquisition: As has been mentioned, Reimer’s biggest workload as an NHL goalie is 37 games. Clearly Nonis was concerned that Reimer couldn’t stay healthy even for the full shortened season. Can’t say I think the price is worth it for what adds up to an inexperienced goalie who is a slight upgrade on Scrivens, to my eyes, but that’s got to be the thinking here.

– The second round pick in the deal is in 2014 or 2015. As of today, the Leafs still have all their picks plus a fourth rounder from the Anaheim Ducks in Sunday’s draft.

– Dave Nonis will address the media at 5 p.m.

– Presented without further comment:

 

  • Black_Hawk

    Phaneuf hasnt been moved yet so everyone calm down

  • Black_Hawk

    TheCanucksnaphook lol and kessel too i paid for his as well

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    TheCanucksnaphook 
    I paid $150 (cash) for my Gardiner jersey.  100% authentic…letters and numbers stitched (non of that ironed on crap).

  • Black_Hawk

    TheCanucksnaphook yeah they will be

  • Alec Brownscombe

    TheCanucksnaphook Frattin is Gards’ best friend on the team

    • Alec Brownscombe

      TheCanucksnaphook or was

      • Reether

        Alec Brownscombe TheCanucksnaphook sorry had to like that comment Alec 😛

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    TheCanucksnaphook 
    I thought that was your job??

    • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

      TheCanucksnaphook Bon Scott was a Leaf fan 
      Jim Ralph is available.

  • wiski

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out Ph9 😉

  • WatsonB

    Does anyone know what chanel Nonis’s presser will be on at 5pm? TSN? Leafs TV?

  • Giller

    Timing of this trade begs questions. There must be more. Just keep Kessel, please.

    • Black_Hawk

      Giller YESSSSSSS

    • Cameron19

      Giller Phaneuf is far more important to this team than Kessel..

      • Giller

        Cameron19 Giller 
        Sure is, but no way they trade Phaneuf unless it’s a dynamite return.

  • Cameron19

    Holy fuck this fan base is dumb if it thinks trading Phaneuf is a good thing.  Nonis could set us back 5 years this week if he’s not careful.

    • Black_Hawk

      Cameron19 It is stupid but nothing is done yet so dw about it till it is done

    • Reether

      Cameron19 it all depends on what is coming back in the trade, but ya i’m not down with just dumping Phaneuf for nothing lol

      • Cameron19

        Reether Cameron19 No, it doesn’t, because no trade is going to replace him in our line-up.  We could trade him for Seth Jones, and 5 years later be looking at Victor Hedman 2.0.

        • Reether

          Cameron19 There is always a trade that can make sense, let’s not be silly

        • Cameron19

          Reether Cameron19 Name me one.

        • Reether

          Cameron19 Reether Say we are trading for a bunch of futures and are flipping it for a better Top D – man

          Or we are trading for him for a Top line center and trading prospects/futures for another Dman 
          As I said I don’t want Phaneuf moved but to say there are no trades that make sense is being short sighted. Especially considering he has 1 year left on his contract now from what I remember. Ideally we would be getting another Top D to compliment him though.

    • Reether

      Cameron19 it all depends on what is coming back in the trade, but ya i’m not down with just dumping Phaneuf for nothing lol

    • WatsonB

      Cameron19 Im sure Nonis is aware of everything you are and more cameron

      • Cameron19

        WatsonB Cameron19 I’m not sure he is.

        • skippysleafs

          Cameron19 WatsonB LMAO “ego ego ego” just hopping along

        • DWCMLHS

          skippysleafs Cameron19 WatsonB Ego? C’mon, man. Sometimes people in positions of power are incompetent and make bad decisions. See: Carlyle using AHLers on his top D pair and using a guy who can score like a 1C as a shut-down C.

      • KenBreadner

        WatsonB Cameron19 I’m not sure it matters. It’s pretty obvious Nonis is no longer in charge. Tim Leiweke is, and he likes the big splash. Problem is, in hockey as in diving, a big splash is a bad thing.

      • KenBreadner

        WatsonB Cameron19 I’m not sure it matters. It’s pretty obvious Nonis is no longer in charge. Tim Leiweke is, and he likes the big splash. Problem is, in hockey as in diving, a big splash is a bad thing.

    • Burtonboy

      Cameron19 And they tried to hide the fact they paid $500,000 on the Bernier deal as well . Beginning to wonder here Cam

    • Alec Brownscombe

      Cameron19 I can’t make senes of any of it, Cam. I just know I had a bad feeling ever since Kiprusoff.

      • newkb

        Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 The Kiprusoff talk made me question the direction of this team….I can’t help but wonder if Nonis was ordered to make a splash this off-season.

      • leafmealone

        TheCanucksnaphook Alec Brownscombe Cameron19 In terms of the player acquired, sure. But in terms of addressing a need that isn’t nearly as pressing as many others, not so much.

    • Alec Brownscombe

      Cameron19 I can’t make senes of any of it, Cam. I just know I had a bad feeling ever since Kiprusoff.

    • DWCMLHS

      Cameron19 Like I said below, there are MAYBE 10 Dmen that can fill the role Phaneuf played for us this season. He’s almost impossible to replace, at least in the short term. And we can’t just sit around a hope a prospect reaches the same level he’s on, because that is never a likely scenario.

      • reenergized

        DWCMLHS Cameron19 do we have more than one player named Dion on our team??? because the one I watched surly can be replaced. There is no holy grail on our team, we do not have an untouchable player and for the right price and to make the team better, everybody is and should be in play.